Coltellini, Marco

Attractive antique map of the Isthmus of Panama

Carta rappresentante l'Istmo di Darien o sia di Panama.

DESCRIPTION: Detailed and interesting antique (1763) engraved map of the Isthmus of Panama (Spanish: Istmo de Darien) showing interior detail and the Bay of Panama. Noted feautures include Portobelo ("Porto Bello"), Panama City, and Nuova Edinburg . New Edinburg was the site of the "Darien Scheme", a colony called "Caledonia" supported by the Kingdom of Scotland in the late 1690's. That unsuccessful colony was established by the Scottish Darien Company in an attempt to create a trading point between Europe and the Far East. The attempt was a disaster. When it failed the venture cost Scotland of an estimated quarter of its liquid assets and was an important factor in encouraging the country to the 1707 Act of Union which united the Kingdoms of Scotland and England.

The Gulf of Darién is the southernmost region of the Caribbean Sea, located north and east of the border between Panama and Colombia. Within the gulf is the Gulf of Urabá, a small lip of sea extending southward, between Caribana Point and Cape Tiburón, Colombia, on the southern shores of which is the port city of Turbo, Colombia.

Published from Livorno, Italy in 1763 in "Il Gazzettiere americano".

CREATOR: Coltellini, Marco



BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Panama

CONDITION: Very good.  Clean, on strong chain-laid paper. Three small pinholes in the right margin, resulting from the binding.


ENGRAVER: G. Terrenise

SIZE: 8 " x 10 "


PRICE: $325


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